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AM3 will be Compatible with AM2

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"Socket AM3 CPUs can only be compatible with Socket AM2- and Socket AM3-based motherboards, but Socket AM3-based motherboards cannot support any previous-generation processors, including Socket AM2 CPUs, the makers noted."
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But AM3 mobos can't support AM2 Processors huh? Lame. Guess I'll build a rig around AM3 instead of upgrading my AM2... :/
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post #3 of 15
Sort of old news.

In short, AM2 processors in AM3 based motherboard will not be able to use the HTT3.0 because they have a native HTT2.0, therefore if you want to fully utilize the HTT3.0? You'll have to buy an AM3 processor and an AM3 based motherboard.

So, basically, if you want the latest? You'll have to pay for a whole new set-up as well.......welcome to the Intel way of screwing people. But hey! New is always better.
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Meh, HTT2.0 still has plenty of bandwith. I'd like to see some comparisons between HTT 2.0 and 3.0 in the near future.
    
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Doesn't that mean that AM3 processors have both DDR2 and DDR3 controllers inside?
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Well as long as they don't release AM3 only processors I won't get mad. They should release like a supporting bridge or a motherboard update in order for AM2 fully support AM3 features, maybe they could make am3 motherboards be compatible with am2 processors; I could just upgrade my motherboard.
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Hmmm... they might have misquoted since they didn't mention AM2+
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I wish amd would keep a socket around for a while, even this is good but still they switch sockets too often.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Sort of old news.

In short, AM2 processors in AM3 based motherboard will not be able to use the HTT3.0 because they have a native HTT2.0, therefore if you want to fully utilize the HTT3.0? You'll have to buy an AM3 processor and an AM3 based motherboard.

So, basically, if you want the latest? You'll have to pay for a whole new set-up as well.......welcome to the Intel way of screwing people. But hey! New is always better.
no not really. intel has you buy a new set for old. amd is new for new but if you want old it won't work on new... new will work on old though unlike c2d or something
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post #10 of 15
I would rather them have put AM3 CPUs on AM2 motherboard than what intel did where they whent and left all the old sockets in the past.Also they will be coming out with a new socket about the same time that AM3 comes out.So the people that have 775LGA will be left to upgrade where as people with AM2 will still have the option to use there older board with newer CPUs.AMD rockes.
    
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